Packard Children’s awarded $150,000 child safety grant from Kohl’s

Free car seat fitting event to be hosted at Redwood City store on Tuesday, September 18

-- On Tuesday, September 18, Kohl's Department Stores will award Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford with a grant of $153,996, the annual total generated through its Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program.

Since 2005, Kohl's has donated more than $878,000 to Packard Children's through the sales of special books and plush toys, with 100 percent of net profits directed to the hospital. Support from Kohl's helps to underwrite the Kohl's Child Safety and Outreach Program, an ongoing partnership with Packard Children's to reduce harm to Bay Area children. The program promotes car seat, bicycle, and pedestrian safety at health fairs and community events across the South Bay and Peninsula.

To celebrate this year's grant, Kohl's will host a free car seat safety event at its Redwood City location. Officers from the California Highway Patrol and bilingual technicians from Packard Children's will inspect car seats and provide parents with information and best practices. Appointments for a car seat fitting with a certified technician can be made online at or by calling (650) 736-2981.

This event coincides with National Child Passenger Safety Week. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death to children ages 2 to 14 and the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 2. When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can save lives.


About Stanford Medicine Children’s Health

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its center, is the Bay Area’s largest health care system exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Our network of care includes more than 65 locations across Northern California and more than 85 locations in the U.S. Western region. Along with Stanford Health Care and the Stanford School of Medicine, we are part of Stanford Medicine, an ecosystem harnessing the potential of biomedicine through collaborative research, education, and clinical care to improve health outcomes around the world. We are a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the community through meaningful outreach programs and services and providing necessary medical care to families, regardless of their ability to pay. Discover more at

About Kohl's Cares®
Kohl's has raised more than $180 million dollars through its Kohl's Cares® for Kids cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl's sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children's health and education programs nationwide. Kohl's Cares® also features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl's Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 500,000 associates have donated more than 1.6 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl's has donated more than $47 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl's also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit

About Kohl's

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl's operates 1,134 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $208 million for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit, or join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter.